Yesterday was the first day of DOYO the season. What is DOYO?
According to the five elements theory — wood(spring), fire(summer), earth(DOYO), metal(autumn), and water(winter) — are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe between which interactions occur. The season in CA is now spring, which is influenced by Wood energy, but to be precise, we are now in DOYO (Earth/Soil) season empowered by a strong earth energy as well.
Each season fixed according to the sun's longitude: Spring-27°, summer-117°, autumn-207° and winter-297°, and 18 days prior to the beginning of each season, we have DOYO seasons. Which means we have 4 DOYO seasons throughout the year. Yesterday was the first day of Spring DOYO.
During DOYO, the unsettled air of the transformation from spring to summer, summer to autumn, autumn to winter, winter to spring is floating around us, A strong energy from the earth is arising at the same time. Earth is the energy of the soil. The soil is the place where life is born and returns. It means that the soil has two completely opposite sides of energy, the reproduction and the putrefaction.
People who are suffering from chronic disorders may be worse during this DOYO season. Especially for Spring DOYO, people who suffer from eczema, and any types of allergy are tend to get influenced more. But if we learn to how to cope with this DOYO season in our daily life, we may prevent it. Even people who don’t have any symptom, if they embrace this DOYO energy around us, and carefully choose the food we eat, our body and mind sustain heathy, and will be ready to welcome to the new season with healthy well being…
The opposite word of “putrefaction” is “fermentation”, but these 2 words are deeply connected to the same root. If we eat more processed food, fat, animal food, & white sugar, the inside of our intestines are close to the sate of “putrefaction”. On a process of the digestion, they produces various toxins, and bad bacteria thrives. But, if you eat more plant based food, and fermented food such as MISO, any types of pickles such as sauerkraut, KIMUCHI, ume plums, your good bacteria in the intestine thrive. Then, it nourish and preserve cells in the colon and the liver, and prevent gastrointestinal diseases as well as cancer and heart disease.
According to many macrobiotic books, they refer “Earth” energy as late autumn, and I totally agree with it as well. From the late fall to the beginning of winter, we have Fall DOYO season. which means we are influenced by Earth energy. I believe every theories may be true to each individual. We can learn the knowledge, digest and cultivate it into our own life style. I hope everyone spend healthy, happy Spring/Doyo season💕